The high price of prescription drugs has many Americans looking to Canada and other countries where the drugs are less expensive. In fact, advertisements that have run in several Missouri newspapers inform people of the availability of cheaper drugs north of the border in Canada and tell of how the drugs can be obtained online. Kevin Kinkade, Executive Director of the Missouri Board of Pharmacy, says anyone buying drugs from outside the country should know some important facts. It is against federal law to buy prescription drugs from abroad. But, consumers are rarely charged. The reason for the lower costs in Canada and in other countries is that most other countries have price controls on prescription drugs.
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